VK0EK – March 6 – April 20, 2016


The team has now crossed the “Tumultuous 50’s”, and in just days cross over the “Roaring 40’s” when they get to Heard Island. In the top left of this map is Crozet, and the French Southern Antarctic Lands is Kerguelin. Here is the latest tracker and Adam, K2ARB report:

A lovely morning. Deployed an ARGO buoy (#7323) and working pileups w/ 5,000 QSOs. Sea temp 5C and 3m swell. Long johns coming out of our duffles. 73!
Speed: 11.53 mph Heading: E
Elevation: 1.05 ft Batt: Normal
Lat: -50.029045 Lon: 47.388346

And here is Bob’s audio log report:


Bob says:

  • 3rd Argo buoy deployed and they have nice video which they hope to upload once they get to Heard Island and have the 4 BGAN’s set up
  • 5000 QSO’s are in the log as ZL/ZS9HI/MM
  • They have crossed 50 degrees south
  • They are coming into a storm area with rougher seas
  • They will update their ETA in a day or so – but still expect March 22 noon Heard Island Time

And finally, a really nice map:

Antarctic-Convergence-Map (1)

Ivanov, L. and N. Ivanova. Antarctic: Nature, History, Utilization, Geographic Names and Bulgarian Participation. Sofia: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2014. p. 9 (in Bulgarian) ISBN 978-619-90008-1-6, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34691330

2 thoughts on “3th Argo Deployed – Dedicated to Morristown High School!

  1. Barbara Barklind says:

    I so enjoy your updates.
    Barbara Barklind

    1. ky6r says:

      Thanks Barbara – the Team says hello to you and your students. I graduated from Newton High School in 1977 and went to CCM for a short while. Graduated from Lock Haven State College in PA. Cheers!

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